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Ladyhawk    Posted 07-29-2003 at 07:22:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a dog 2.5 years old that was hit by a car (on my one lane road in which i live on this road by myself.) Some idiot was racing down here for whatever reason and hit him. He lost a leg and over all doing great. Since the hit he has had seizures. He is on phenyl Barb. it seems to control it. But last night I was up all night with him seizure after seizure...Anybody know of any other treatments/remedies I can try? (Besides shooting him) He is my baby... and love him lots.

sasha    Posted 03-15-2005 at 15:27:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello, bless your heart, I can relate to what you are going thru. For natural medicine, yes, Valerian is a known anti-seizure medicine along with Gotu Kola or Blue Vervain also. (dose in nonalcohlic liquid form) I mix in with tuna juice and put in a dropper and lightly squirt onto tounge so they will lick it up (to much of squirt and it goes into there lungs, like as humans!)Also, important if on Phen.barb - milk thistle!-it's a must to protect there liver!!.

Ladyhawk    Posted 07-29-2003 at 18:30:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Buster is under a vets care. I took him there this morning. We adjusted his pheynlbarb pills and gave him an injection of phynlbarb and add pottasium Bromide. He says this will help. I could never shot him. My husband is the one with those remarks. Although he is getting better at not making them as often. Buster is very happy and active. The drugs don't stop him. He plays alot with the other dogs and does very well. I have to say he is spoiled rotton but overall his quality of life is good. If it weren't i would put him down out of love. I was hoping to find out if anyone new of holistic remedies. Thanx for all of your replys!! ;)

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-29-2003 at 12:01:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
It may or may not be related to his past injury. Dogs can get epilepsy. We had a Golden Retriever who had it and there is a pill that will keep them from having seizures, but I don't know what it is. It is an every day dose and gets kinda expensive after a while. When he was on the medicine, he was spaced out and didn't act happy at all, just kind of a zombie. We finally took him off of it and let him be happy and let nature take it's course. He had one final seizure and ran into the fence and broke his neck and died, but was happy until then, not drugged and half alive. Your call.

~Lenore    Posted 07-29-2003 at 12:32:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Modern medicine is wonderful,
but I cant help but think what folks used to do.
Most country folks just did what came naturally.

I know animals like dogs and cats were fed left over scraps.
If they got sick or hurt folks usually doctored them as best they could;
if the got better great, if not......

I do not remember anyone buying "dog or cat food".
I dont even think there was such a thing.
I do remember chicken food.
My grandma bought special for little chicks,
then another kind for growing them up.
Then another kind for laying hens!

Life sure has changed and the importance we put on some things and not on others sure has, too.
I had a drug problem like Vic from Kennifick;
I was drug to church regularly.
Modern politically correct values taught today,
has almost toally eliminated that "drug" problem.

Curious    Posted 07-29-2003 at 09:59:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did the vet suggest phenylbarb? Have you asked about these continued seizures? I only ask because you said something about shooting the dog so I am guessing you are not using a vet and are coming up with all of this on your own.

Linda    Posted 07-29-2003 at 09:28:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you talked to your vet about adjusting the dose of phenobarb?

Cindi    Posted 07-29-2003 at 09:06:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh that's awful. What a terrible position to be in. I can only give you my perspective. If it were my dog, and he was having these seizures, I would have him put down. I'm sorry darlin' but it sounds like he might be suffering. What is his quality of life? What is the qaulity of your relationship? These are questions only you can answer.

A healthy working dog is a happy dog. Do you think he is happy? This is a personal call on your part, but I have given my opinion. I guess that's what you wanted, right?

James    Posted 07-29-2003 at 10:02:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't feel bad about giving your honest opinion... In Ladyhawks own words:

"LOL glad to see they are telling it like it is.. I am sick and tired of beating around the bush to spare feeling. Face the Truth! "

If the dog needs to be put down, the dog needs to be put down.

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